Davis County 4-H Horse Program

 


The Utah 4-H Horse Program is designed for those youth with interest in horses and horse events. This program is designed to provide experiences to help them develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better horse men and women. The 4-H Horse Program is designed to be EDUCATIONAL, ACTIVITY-ORIENTED, AND FUN for those who become involved.

The 4-H Horse Program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old. The Horse Program is one of only a few 4-H Programs that does not include mini-4-H enrollment (younger than third grade) in order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants. Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interests in horses and working with youth help deliver and manage the program and its objectives.

The 4-H Horse Program includes programs for both those youth who own/have access to horses want to learn about the science of equine care and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings to trail rides, and from horse shows to service projects. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects and spend time with their favorite friends, both human and equine.

The Utah 4-H Horse program is governed by the Utah 4-H Horse Council at the State level which coordinates non-horse programs and contests in: Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Hippology, Horse Bowl and Horse Judging and horse riding events and horse shows for English, Western, Two Handed, Working Ranch Horse programs and more.

Resources for the 4-H Horse Program-Davis County

State 4-H Horse Rule Book click here

Davis County Horse Program Rules click here

4-H Horse Demonstrations and Public Speaking Information

4-H Horse Demonstrations

4-H Horse Public Speaking

4-H Horse Portfolio (record books) Information

For Davis County completion of a 4-H Portfolio is mandatory in order to receive year-end awards. Portfolios will be turned into the Extension office in October. To download portfolio pages and learn more about completing a 4-H portfolio please click here

4-H Horse Program Schedule- Davis County 2014

 

Important Items to remember for 2014:

 

-       4-H Enrollment fees are $10 per youth. Adult leaders will pay $5. Be sure to register using our new on-line 4-H enrollment program found at:  ut.4honline.com

      Unfortunately you are not able to pay on-line. To pay your enrollment fees you can visit the Extension office and pay by check or cash. If paying by check make payable to USU Extension. You can also send a check to the Extension office at: USU Extension,         ATT: Justen Smith, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025

-       Helmets are required for all 4-H horse riding events.

-       A 4-H Portfolio MUST be completed and turned in during October 2014 to receive a year-end award. 4-H portfolio classes will be offered during the year or you can call Justen at 801-451-3413 to schedule an individual appointment on completing your portfolio.

-       4-H Year End Awards Program: To be announced (usually held in November or December).

-       Utah State 4-H Horse Website: http://utah4h.org/horse/ Horse show events and rules can be found at this website. It is the responsibility of each person to know the rules.

      4-H Horse Program Officers for 2014

-       Horse Council President: Robyn Gruber

-       Horse Council Vice-President: Karson Anderson

-       Horse Council Secretary/Treasurer: Laurie Knighton

-       USU Extension Faculty over 4-H Horse Program: Justen Smith (phone: 801-451-3413) or e-mail: justen.smith@usu.edu

      EVENTS HELD AT EACH WESTERN HORSESHOW

-       Test

-       Fitting and Showmanship (pages 11-13 in state rule book)

-       Western Horsemanship (pages 13 and 14 in state rule book)

-       Trail (page 22 in the state rule book)

-       Barrels (Speed Event) (page 26 in the state rule book)

-       Poles (Speed Event) (page 26 in the state rule book)

-       Quadrangle Stake Race (Speed Event) (page 28 in the state rule book)

 

Below is the 2014 4-H Horse Program Schedule:
 
Feb 27th: Equine Education Night. Equine Nutrition. Purina Equine Specialists will be giving a presentation on proper Equine Nutrition and feeding. Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location: IFA in Ogden, take the 12th street exit in Ogden and travel east about ½ mile. IFA will be on the right hand side of the road.

March 10th:  4-H Horse Social/Dinner. There will be a brief workshop on how to do 4-H Horse Demonstrations and Public Speaking and then we will have a taco dinner, desserts and give away some fun door prizes. Time: 6:30 p.m.  Location:  Wetland Discovery Building at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville.

March 31st (the March 24th date had to be changed to the 31st): Equine Education Night. Horse Show preparation. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Gruber residence at 3138 South 2000 West in Syracuse. 

April 3rdHorse show test study group (session 1). Youth will meet and work as a group in studying for the horse show tests. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: USU Extension classroom, Davis County Courthouse, 28 E. State Street in Room 107.

 

April 21st:  Equine Education Night. Time: 6:00 p.m. Trail and Western Pleasure horse show event clinic presented by the Jung’s. Address of Jung family arena is 1421 North 550 West, West Bountiful. Parking is limited so please plan on carpooling.

May 9th and 10th: 4-H Fundraiser at the Baby Animal Days event at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville. Times are 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. We need everyone to help out for this fundraiser.

 

May 15thHorse show test study group (session 2). Youth will meet and work as a group in studying for the horse show tests. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: USU Extension classroom, Davis County Courthouse, 28 E. State Street in Room 107.

 

June 9th and 10th: 4-H County Contests (Horse Public Speaking and Horse Demonstrations). Please e-mail Justen at justen.smith@usu.edu to schedule a time. TENTATIVE time slots will be available from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a new public speech or demonstration taking place every 20 minutes during each hour. To sign up for a time slot please click here

 

July 14th-16th:  4-H State Contests.  For teens ages 14 to 18 in the horse program that will travel to Logan and compete in horse judging, horse bowl. The top senior from Davis County in horse demonstrations and public speaking will represent the county at State Contests in Logan in doing a demonstration or public speech.

 

Western Horse Show Schedule 2014

April 26th4-H Novice Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Location:  Sunset Stables, located at 830 Mare Circle in Kaysville.  Please park all trucks and trailers in the west parking lot and please clean up after your horse. This novice show is for all 1st and 2nd year 4-H horse youth.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1,2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

 

May 5th: 4-H County Horse Show.  Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1,2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.


June 16th: 4-H County Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 4,5, and 6 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.


June 23rd: 4-H County Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

 

July 7th: 4-H County Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 10 and 11 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the Horse Science book.              

Intermediates study chapters 10 and 11 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 10 and 11 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

 

August 15th: 4-H County Fair Horse Show. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and show begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study all chapters in both books for the County Fair Show.

Intermediates study all chapters in both books for the County Fair Show.

Juniors study all chapters in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

 

September 15th: 4-H Horse Show (practice show for State). Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds (outdoor arena only) in Farmington.
Tests:

Seniors study all chapters in both books.

Intermediates study all chapters in both books.

Juniors study all chapters in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

 

Region Horse Show- July 28th

Location: Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan.  Show will begin at 8 a.m.

4-H Region Horseshow (top 8 youth in each age division, not Novice and Alpha, with the highest

accumulated points from the previous 4 shows will be selected to go to this horseshow). All 4-H

youth should study both 4-H horse books to prepare for the test at Region.

 

State 4-H Horse Show- September 26th and 27th:

Location: Golden Spike Arena in Ogden.

State Individual Show . 4-H youth qualifying for state should study all of both 4-H horse books to prepare for the test at State.

 

4-H Year End Awards Program: To be announced (usually held in late November or early December).